St. Louis Top Prospect Games Upperclass: TrackMan Files


By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Tuesday, June 21st, the PBR Missouri staff traveled to Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, to host the St. Louis Top Prospect Games: Upperclass event. This invite-only event featured 40+ noteworthy uncommitted 2023 and 2024 prospects from the state, and it’s been a staple on our summer calendar since 2017.

For more information from this event, including a full look at all the player’s in attendance, click HERE.

Earlier this week we highlighted some of the day's standout prospects within our 'Quick Hits' and followed that up with a Stat Story that spotlighted which players found themselves atop the leaderboards from this event. Today, with the help of our tech partners, we'll dive deeper into the numbers collected by analyzing the pitch metrics and batted ball data captured throughout the day.

Read below to see which prospects' popped from a data standpoint on our TrackMan units.

MAX FASTBALL & PEAK SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Christopher Pelligreen MO Chaminade College Prep 2023 LHP 87.8 mph
2 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 87.6 mph
3 Connor McCaleb MO Timberland 2023 RHP 86.0 mph
4 Aiden Dennis MO Kirkwood 2024 RHP 84.3 mph
5 PJ Rogan MO Lafayette 2023 LHP 84.0 mph
6 Caden Carroll MO St Francis Borgia 2024 RHP 83.7 mph
7 Cade Luetkemeyer MO Rock Bridge 2024 RHP 83.3 mph
8 Brodie Short MO Lutheran St. Charles 2024 UTILITY 80.2 mph
9 Trenton Mitchell MO Blue Springs 2024 RHP 80.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Connor McCaleb MO Timberland 2023 RHP 2441 rpm
2 Aiden Dennis MO Kirkwood 2024 RHP 2381 rpm
3 Christopher Pelligreen MO Chaminade College Prep 2023 LHP 2366 rpm
4 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 2343 rpm
5 PJ Rogan MO Lafayette 2023 LHP 2282 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.

Average Fastball Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cade Luetkemeyer MO Rock Bridge 2024 RHP 15.2
2 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 14.7
3 Christopher Pelligreen MO Chaminade College Prep 2023 LHP -14.6
4 Caden Carroll MO St Francis Borgia 2024 RHP 13.4

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”

Average Slider Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 2469
2 PJ Rogan MO Lafayette 2023 LHP 2256
3 Christopher Pelligreen MO Chaminade College Prep 2023 LHP 2222
4 Brodie Short MO Lutheran St. Charles 2024 UTILITY 2127

Average Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Christopher Pelligreen MO Chaminade College Prep 2023 LHP 2193 rpm

Average Changeup Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Aiden Dennis MO Kirkwood 2024 RHP 18.5

Average Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Xander Schmitt MO Lafayette 2024 C 90.8 mph
2 Brodie Short MO Lutheran St. Charles 2024 UTILITY 88.1 mph
3 Hayden Bates MO Festus 2024 3B 87.5 mph
4 Charles Bennett MO Parkway South 2024 OF 86.0 mph
5 Connor McCaleb MO Timberland 2023 RHP 85.3 mph

Exit Speed: Also according to TrackMan’s own website: “The speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.”

Peak Exit Velocity (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Xander Schmitt MO Lafayette 2024 C 101.5 mph
2 Brodie Short MO Lutheran St. Charles 2024 UTILITY 96.9 mph
3 Edward Uschold MO Parkway South 2023 SS 94.9 mph
4 Trevor Lovall MO Wentzille Holt 2023 OF 94.7 mph
5 Kody Brown MO Seckman 2024 C 93.8 mph
6 Luke Burns MO Desmet 2023 OF 93.7 mph
7 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 93.3 mph
8 Dylan Hayman MO Jackson 2023 OF 93.3 mph
9 Connor McCaleb MO Timberland 2023 RHP 93.2 mph
10 Michael Politte MO Lindbergh 2024 SS 93.0 mph
11 Hayden Bates MO Festus 2024 3B 92.5 mph
12 Charlie Isom-McCall MO St. Louis University 2024 SS 92.1 mph
13 Charles Bennett MO Parkway South 2024 OF 91.8 mph
14 Brady Picarelli MO Eureka 2024 OF 91.8 mph
15 Nicholas Patten MO Blue Springs South 2024 C 91.2 mph

Peak Estimated Batted Distance (Hitting)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Xander Schmitt MO Lafayette 2024 C 386 ft
2 Kody Brown MO Seckman 2024 C 355 ft
3 Trevor Lovall MO Wentzille Holt 2023 OF 354 ft
4 Nicholas Patten MO Blue Springs South 2024 C 351 ft
5 Connor McCaleb MO Timberland 2023 RHP 350 ft
6 Dylan Hayman MO Jackson 2023 OF 347 ft
7 Brady Picarelli MO Eureka 2024 OF 343 ft
8 Connor Mendell MO Fort Zumwalt South 2024 C 342 ft
9 Brodie Short MO Lutheran St. Charles 2024 UTILITY 341 ft
10 Logan Winkleman MO CBC 2024 C 339 ft
11 Deklan Riggs IL Hillsboro Il 2024 1B 335 ft
12 Grant Fallert MO Valle Catholic 2024 SS 334 ft
13 Landen Graves MO Francis Howell 2023 OF 333 ft
14 Mason Beno MO Parkway West 2024 SS 331 ft
15 Charlie Isom-McCall MO St. Louis University 2024 SS 331 ft

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